Bullseye for Adam

ARCHER Adam Rose was bang on target when he came out top in a national competition earlier this month.

Adam, 18, a member of 1st Pontefract Scouts, was overall winner of the National Scout Archery Competition, held in Hampshire.

Hot shot Adam, who also serves as a cub leader, won the 20-metre target competition with a score of 256 out of a possible 360 and came third in the field archery section with a score of 106.

These results were enough to place him top in the overall rankings for the weekend, which attracted hundreds of scouts from across the country.

Tracey Dickinson, 1st Pontefract Scouts leader, said: “This is a real achievement for Adam as there were hundreds of scouts of all ages taking part in the competitions.

“His aim is amazing and he has a real natural flair for the sport – he hits the centre of the target nine times out of ten and it’s a real pleasure to watch him shoot.

“Everyone at 1st Pontefract Scouts is so proud of him.”

Several other members of the 1st Pontefract troop took part in the competition, entering the field archery, 20-metre target and 100-metre target categories.